Rise Of Hitler And Nazi Germany Quiz!

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Rise Of Hitler And Nazi Germany Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the strength of the proportional representation system adopted by the Weimar Republic?
    • A. 

      It was democratic

    • B. 

      It allowed for a wide range of ideas to be represented in parliament

    • C. 

      It led to frequent elections for new governments from 1919-1933

    • D. 

      Parties needed to form a coalition in order to gain a majority in the government

  • 2. 
    List the structural weaknesses of the Weimar Government: 
    • A. 

      Proportional Representation led to too many views being represented in Parliament & difficulty in achieving a consensus

    • B. 

      Coalition governments required several parties combining their votes to achieve 51%, which led to break-ups when parties could not resolve their differences

    • C. 

      Voting was required on a frequent basis

    • D. 

      Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution allowed for the President to dissolve parliament during emergencies which were never properly defined. Allowed for abuse of power

    • E. 

      Democracy was unpopular in Germany and people preferred an authoritarian leader like the Kaiser

  • 3. 
    The Weimar government lacked support from the people because:
    • A. 

      It replaced a highly successful Kaiser

    • B. 

      There were several attempts to overthrow the government

    • C. 

      The government allowed communists to be represented

    • D. 

      They were seen as responsible for signing the Treaty of Versailles, subjecting Germany to great humiliation

  • 4. 
    The Weimar Republic deployed the Freikorp (Germany Army) to shoot communists publicly during the Spartacist Rebellion. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What were the key aims of right-wing extremist groups?
    • A. 

      Germany should not be solely responsible for WWI

    • B. 

      The Treaty of Versailles must be abolished ASAP

    • C. 

      Remilitarization of the German forces

    • D. 

      Authoritarian or Dictatorial leader

    • E. 

      Blaming the November Criminals for defeat in WWI; getting rid of government using force if necessary

  • 6. 
    Post-war Germany struggled with poverty, high unemployment & a fragile economy. When the Weimar government failed to repay war reparations, France and Belgium seized Ruhr, where mines, factories, and railways were. The government encouraged workers to go on strike while printing money to pay them. This led to a _______ as the value of money decreased. 
  • 7. 
    During the Great Depression which started in 1929, Germany experienced the following problems when the USA recalled both loans: 
    • A. 

      Factories closed down

    • B. 

      6 million unemployed by 1930

    • C. 

      Government cut social services

    • D. 

      Coalition governments could not pass laws effectively to deal with the economic crisis, leading to 5 elections from 1929 - 1933 January

  • 8. 
    Under Hitler, Nazi ideology included the following: 
    • A. 

      Superiority of the Aryan race

    • B. 

      Anti-semitism

    • C. 

      Abolition of Treaty of Versailles

    • D. 

      Anschluss between Germany and Austria

    • E. 

      Nationalisation of large businesses

    • F. 

      Anti-communism

    • G. 

      Attainment of Lebensraum - 'living space' in Eastern Europe

  • 9. 
    What were Hitler's main strengths as leader of the Nazi Party?
    • A. 

      He was charismatic and engaged his audiences deeply during his speeches

    • B. 

      He exploited the rich people's fears of communism using the example of USSR

    • C. 

      He manipulated other politicians to believe that he would work with them to support the Reichstag and deal with communists

    • D. 

      He re-organised the Party to improve its structure and popularity, via propaganda, the Hitler Youth, SA & SS

    • E. 

      All of the above